Avraham and Sarah Think Ahead

Rabbi Meir Yechiel Katz Former Shaliach (Melbourne, 1999) Currently Ra’m at Yeshivat Nachalat Yisrael at Migdal Ha’emek Click Here for the PDF version A STRANGE REQUEST In our Parasha Avraham makes a surprising request from his wife, Sarah –...

The Never-Ending Journey of Lech Lecha

Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth Formerly Rav of the Ohel Ari Congregation in Ra’anana Author, his book “The Narrow Halakhic Bridge: A Vision of Jewish Law in the Post-Modern Age” has been published in May 2020 by Urim Publications. Click HERE for the PDF version The...

Avraham Avinu’s Covenant

When performing a Brit Milah, the father recites two blessings: ‘Al HaMilah’ and ‘Lehachniso BiVrito Shel Avraham Avinu’. The first one focuses on the actual Mitzvah and serves as the usual blessing we recite before any Mitzvah we are about to perform. The second one...

From “Lech lecha” to “Lechu lachem” 5779

  Emanuel Cohn Former Shaliach in Montreal (2001-2003) Currently Teaching Film and Judaism (“Torah mi Cinema”) From “Lech lecha” to “Lechu lachem” Our Parsha opens with the bombastic overture of Avraham leaving Charan in order to...

Bracha and Brit in Breishit and Beyond

Rabbi Daniel Wolf Former Shaliach in Cleveland (2000-2001) Currently Director of Account Management and Systems at Five Blocks  Bracha and Brit in Breishit and Beyond Source sheets

Lech Lecha – Go West, Young Man!

Baruch Weintraub Former Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash, Toronto (2011-2014) Currently Rabbi of Tel Mond Lech Lecha – Go West, Young Man!   As talmudic sages and biblical commentators have pointed out, Hashem used a seemingly redundant word when commanding Avraham to...